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, very high rates of pancreas cancer and of lymphoma leukemia. i grew up in central pennsylvania in a coal mining area, high rates of certain leukemia and lymphoma. do you think we appreciate some of these environmental factors and what is control of the environment? >> guest: i mean, i think phil role of environment is very controversial. it's extremely high particularly for some of the cancers that have been directly related to environmental toxins. i think one of the issues here is there are very few safety nets. one of the reasons i was originally interested in cancer in my first book was that in some of the ways we have to understand and be compensated for our injuries in terms of faulty designs or somebody doing something that has injured us are not able to see cancer in a way so you have to be able to prove to be delayed could bring a lawsuit and a proximate cause. what if you are being injured 30 years down the line and there is no research that shows any concrete way that this chemical has given you this cancer it is impossible to bring a lawsuit and so there's very litt
of increase cancer and lymphoma and leukemia or in central pennsylvania at coal-mining area, high rates of certainly came he is and lymphomas. do we appreciate some of these environment of factors and what's the role of the environment? >> guest: i think the role of the environment is very controversial. it's extremely high particularly directly related to environmental toxins. i think one of the issues here is that there are very few safety nets so one of the reasons i was interested in cancer in my first work was some of the ways we have to understand and be compensated or our injuries in terms of faulty designs for somebody doing something that is injured us through law are not able to see cancer in a way. you have to be able to bring a law and be able to proof eight proximate cause but if you are injured 30 years down the line and there is no research that really shows in the way that this chemical has given you this cancer it's virtually impossible to bring a lawsuit. so there is very little way to make any of these companies responsible for the injuries that they made be causing a
cell lymphoma which is a rare kind of immune system or blood tumor, all right? and so we feel this program has been fair hi successful so far in -- fairly successful so far in bringing greater attention to drugs that are potential game changers for people with serious diseases. >> all right, thank you. dr. shuren, the industry and the fda agreed to have an independent, two-phase assessment and program evaluation to object ily assess the fda's premarket review process. can you explain how fda was involved in setting the parameters of this assessment? >> certainly. we put out calls for independent contractors -- [inaudible] and that was a -- my acoldies. we had put out a call to have an independent contractor perform the assessment, and booz allen hamilton is that contractor. we worked on a draft statement of work which we put out to the public for comment. we had discussions with industry on what should go into that statement of work, and then finally, we've been overseeing the process for the contractor. we get updates on the progress they make, but it is independent, so we do
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